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Cutlasses

Post by ed » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:16 pm



So Saturday I went to a very large antique arms show in Lakeland FL. Bought a few things, an odd luger for one. But I also bought this
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WTF is it? You may ask. Well, it is a US Navy Boarding Cutlass of 1914. Lookee here
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It replaced the Boarding Cutlass of 1861 shown here side by side (click for larger images)
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Blade is about 25". And I am here to tell you that is is the one non-firearm weapon I'd bring to a knife fight.
Interesting factoid is that these things were supposedly found on US Navy ship right up to WW2.

A Boarding Cutlass, how cool.

Probably banned in the UK.
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:39 pm

Boarding cutlass?

Isn't that for pirates? :)
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by ed » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:49 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Boarding cutlass?

Isn't that for pirates? :)
If we do it it is not really "boarding", it is more like "visiting"
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Fid » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm

Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by ed » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm

Fid wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by solely » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 am

I was here.

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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am

solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 am
I was here.
OK second time is a charm.

What does this mean?
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Fid » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 am

ed wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Fid wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
Not sure what the wink is for but a fathom 6 feet or the distance between out stretched hands. A quick way to measure cordage. Short and tall guys have a conversion table tattoo.
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by solely » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:50 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am
solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 am
I was here.
OK second time is a charm.

What does this mean?

Just showing ed there's interest in his topics.

I think he's feeling rejected.

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Re: Cutlasses

Post by ed » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 am

Fid wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 am
ed wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Fid wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
Not sure what the wink is for but a fathom 6 feet or the distance between out stretched hands. A quick way to measure cordage. Short and tall guys have a conversion table tattoo.
And real men use traditional measures like fathoms rather than faggy meters and such. hence :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Compare "Full fathom five" to 16 meters <----does not even rate quote marks.
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:03 am

solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:50 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am
solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 am
I was here.
OK second time is a charm.

What does this mean?

Just showing ed there's interest in his topics.

I think he's feeling rejected.
You could just smash the 'thank' button, or is that too much like ass kissing? :mrgreen:
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:08 am

William Shakespeare wrote:Six meters and ten thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade ...
:P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by ed » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:35 am

solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:50 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am
solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 am
I was here.
OK second time is a charm.

What does this mean?

Just showing ed there's interest in his topics.

I think he's feeling rejected.
Thank you, it is appreciated though if you could attend without saying that it's charity it would be a tad more effective. You could say "my, that's pointy" or "is it sharp?" or that looks like a real man's weapon". Stuff like that that shows a real deep interest.
:roll:


Not that I'm complaining, mind.
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by solely » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:12 pm

How about this,

Did it come with a kerchief?

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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:43 pm

solely wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:12 pm
How about this,

Did it come with a kerchief?
Just "thank" him a few times ironically, and post this smiley in your reply ==> :Mockering:
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Re: Cutlasses

Post by Fid » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:01 pm

ed wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 am
Fid wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 am
ed wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Fid wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
Not sure what the wink is for but a fathom 6 feet or the distance between out stretched hands. A quick way to measure cordage. Short and tall guys have a conversion table tattoo.
And real men use traditional measures like fathoms rather than faggy meters and such. hence :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Compare "Full fathom five" to 16 meters <----does not even rate quote marks.
Noted and logged.
:wink:
"Try SCE to AUX."
Yeah, me and an electrified atmosphere ain't friends.